Several Lexington hotels are now refusing to accept homeless guests. This comes at a time when demand for local housing assistance has increased. Local advocates say that building more affordable housing is their primary focus in alleviating homelessness.
The voucher program has been underfunded for a decade and sometimes provides vouchers to people who no longer live in Rockbridge County. Local government leaders don’t want to be caught in the mess.
Echelon says 20% of the apartment complex’s units are expected to be rented at affordable rates.
Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity plans to move two families into Greenhouse Village, its affordable housing neighborhood, by the start of June.
Rockbridge County’s new real estate tax will hit residents in the $200,000 to $400,000 range harder than others after many property values skyrocketed following a state-mandated reassessment.
Some Lexington residents are upset that they cannot rent out extra building spaces on their property.
More inflation has exacerbated financial stress for local households struggling to afford rent, landlords and Rockbridge Area Relief Association representatives said.
A Buena Vista nonprofit organization plans to renovate a burned-out house to create a facility for men recovering from addiction.
Lexington City Manager Jim Halasz submitted a proposal for contractors to develop the old VDOT land near Maury River Middle School.
Lexington is caught in the national housing crisis with no immediate solution. The median cost of a home in Lexington has increased $74,000 in the past year, and there are no homes on the market under $200,000.